December 22, 2005
Roanoke Funeral services for Mrs. Jonnie Ussery Almon, age 83, of Roanoke, will be at 1 p.m. today, December 22, 2005 from the First Baptist Church of Roanoke with Dr. William Dean officiating. Mrs. Almon will lie in state one hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery with Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Almon died Monday, December 19, 2005 in Lancaster, Penn.
Survivors include one daughter, Susan Almon-Matangos, of Ephrata, Penn.; one son, John Almon, of Franklin, Tenn.; one sister, Elizabeth Brown, of Roanoke; one brother, Mickey Ussery, of Birmingham; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joe Almon, Bill Almon, David Smith, Daryl Ussery, Jimmy McKinney, and Wayne Brown.
Mrs. Almon was born March 5, 1922, daughter of James Dallas and Sarah Lee Ussery. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Roanoke, and had been a seamstress for the Palm Beach Company.
Mrs. Almon was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Almon. Flowers will be accepted or donations to the First Baptist Church.
Wedowee Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kate B. French, of Wedowee, age 89, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2005 from Ava United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Henderson and the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Mrs. French will lie in state one hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow in adjoining church cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 this evening. Mrs. French died Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at the Lineville Nursing Home.
Survivors include two sisters, Nadine Kirby, of Birmingham, Sarah B. Benefield, of Wedowee; special niece, Delores Harmon.
Pallbearers will be Barry Kirby, Mac McRae, Steve Burdette, Daniel McRae, Merlyn Brown, Anthony Brown and Sam Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews.
Mrs. French was born December 11, 1916, daughter of Robert Eugene and Callie Ophelia Weathers Burdette. She was a member of the Ava United Methodist Church and had been a seamstress for the Palm Beach Company.
Mrs. French was preceded in death by her husband, Doug French. Flowers will be accepted or donations to either the Ava United Methodist Building Fund, Wedowee or the First United Methodist Building Fund, Wedowee.
Jonesboro L.F. "Pete" Gilchrist, age 66, of Jonesboro, Ala., passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2005.
He is preceded in death by his mother, DeeDee Cox. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Gilchrist, of Jonesboro; daughter, Dawn Gilchrist, of Riverdale; sons, Tommy Gilchrist and Jacob Manderson, both of Jonesboro; sisters, Elaine Skinner and Barbara McKee, both of Oxford; three grandchildren, Jesse, Ashley and Justin Gilchrist, of McDonough, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends for visitation today at Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, December 23, 2005 at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Fairburn.
Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Anniston Funeral Service for Mrs. Rosa B. Hall-Austin, 96, of Anniston, will be 1 p.m. today, December 22, 2005 at the Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammie Fears officiating. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery with Goodson Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Austin died Monday, December 16, 2005 at Jacksonville Health & Rehab.
Survivors include: son, Felton (Ines) Hunter; five daughters, Rosa Jackson, Dorothy (Walter) Moore, Mattie Cooley, Christine McClary, Nellie Hall, daughter-in-law, Ida Staples; son-in-law, Daniel Boyd; step-son Henry (Tabitha) Austin; adopted daughter, Mary Fears; two sisters Minder Morris, Deliah Curry; 36 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: parents, William and Rosa Hall; son, Cal Staples; daughter, Georgia Boyd; five sister, Catherine Pearson, Mattie Parker, Josie Alexander, Anne Curry, Georgia Hall; brother, Samuel Hall
Oxford Funeral services for Mr. Allen Edward King, 89, of Oxford will be Friday, December 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Chulafinnee Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Boyd and the Rev. Douglas Haynes officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church. Mr. King died Wednesday at Beverly Health Care.
Mr. King is survived by his wife of 57 years, Geraldine Lester King, of Oxford; two daughters, Gwen Mitchell and husband Bill and Gayle Whatley and husband, Ed; grandchildren, Shannon Gable, Phillip Whatley and Alan Whatley; great-grandchildren, Dylan Anderson, Cassidy Gable and Ashleigh Whatley.
Pallbearers will be Alan Whatley, Matt Gable, Jerrell Thrower, Ronnie Payne, Mike Nunnelly, Daniel Haynes, Lynn Payne and John Slowik.
Mr. King was retired from Southern Natural Gas and was an Army Air Corp Veteran. He was also a Deacon at Chulafinnee Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Parrish King and Nannie King; two brothers, Harris Newton King and Boyd King.
Newell Funeral services for Mrs. Thelma Gay Kitchins, 90, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Iduma Congregational Methodist Church. Visitation, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Home.
Lafayette Funeral services for Cleo Mallory, 64, of Lafayette, Ala., formerly of Anniston will be 1 p.m. Friday at Greater Thankful Baptist Church with the Rev P.Q. English officiating. Burial will be in Eden Hills Cemetery in Anniston with Anniston Funeral Services in charge. Mr. Mallory will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services. Mr. Mallory died Friday, December 16, 2005 at his residence in Lafayette, Ala.
Survivors include one son, Cleo Mallory III, of Florida; three daughters, Anita McRuth Mallory, Alexandria, Ala., Margaret Ruth Mallory, of Mississippi, and Venus Mallory, Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Leo Mallory, Sylacauga, Ala., and Cleo Mallory, Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Aletha Mallory, Chaucey Mallory, and Ceola Mallory, all of Detroit; stepmother, Frances Mallory, of Detroit, Mich.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Mr. Mallory was a life long resident.
Oxford Funeral services for Terrell James Simpson, 50 of Oxford will be announced by Miller Funeral Home.
Choccolocco Funeral services for Nina Stephens, 88 of Choccolocco will be announced by Miller Funeral Home.
Attalla Funeral services for Robert J. Thomas, 67, of Attalla, Ala., will be announced by Goodson Funeral Home. Mr. Thomas died Tuesday at Gadsden RMC.
Anniston Funeral services for Willie C. Weeks, 38, of Anniston, Ala., will be 12 noon Friday at 17th Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Vandeon Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Eden Hills Cemetery in Anniston with Anniston Funeral Services in charge. Mr. Weeks will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services. Mr. Weeks died Friday, December 16, 2005 at Stringfellow Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Crystal Weeks, of Anniston; one son, DeAndre Weeks, of Anniston; one daughter, Brianna Weeks, of Anniston; six sisters, Dorothy (Henry) Ragland, Janet (the Rev. Jimmy) Jackson, Ella D. (Charles Sr.) Matthews and Linda Mallory, all of Anniston, Carolyn Mallory, and Brenda (Arthur) Shepherd, both of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Richard Mallory, of Dayton, Ohio; his mother the Reva Nell Weeks, of Anniston; two aunts, Juanita (James) Curry and Barbara Johnson, of Dayton, Ohio; one uncle, Andrew (Helen) Weeks; step-mother, Julia Weeks, of Anniston.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Mr. Weeks was a lifelong resident and had served as a specialist in the U.S. Air Force in Hawaii and was employed at Anniston Sportswear for 11 years and United Defense (BAE System).
January 4, 2005
KATHRYN E. POTTS
SYLACAUGA Funeral service for Kathryn E. Potts, 78, will be Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at Curtis and Son Funeral Home North chapel with the Rev. Todd Reaves officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Potts died Jan. 1 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Shockley Sr. and Ezra Elizabeth Moncus Shockley; son, Harold Edward Brashear; and brother, G.S. Shockley Jr. She was a member of Mignon Baptist Church, was a homemaker and a native of Sylacauga.
She is survived by son, Mike Potts and wife Judye of Panama City Beach, Fla.; daughter, Shirley Phifer and husband William F. of Sylacauga; six grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Baine Brashear, Bart Brashear, Edwards Potts, Jeff Jones, Kirby Potts and Luke Potts.
Curtis and Son Funeral Home will direct the service.
CHRISTEEN MARTIN PREWITT
ALPINE Funeral service for Christeen Martin Prewitt, 79, will be Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at New Ridge Baptist Church in Alpine with Dr. C. Howard Nevett officiating. Burial will be in Christeens Memorial Garden.
Mrs. Prewitt died Dec. 31 at Coosa Valley Medical Center. She was a former member of Miles Chapel C.M.E. Church in Reform and was a member of New Ridge Baptist Church in Alpine. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Willie M. Martin; a brother, Sonny Martin; and a grandson, Manoah Jackson.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Eutheria Prewitt of Alpine; daughters, Jerry D. Jackson of Alpine and Margie Mosby of Childersburg; son, Hansel Prewitt of Sylacauga; sister, Effie Mae Williams of Childersburg; brothers, Beasley Martin of Childersburg, James Martin of Philadelphia, Pa., Millard Martin of Springfield, Mo., and Gary Martin of Childersburg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Deshawn Mosby, Danny Mosby, Aaron Mosby, Derrick Mosby, Greg Martin and Terry Martin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Beasley Martin, James Martin, Millard Martin, Gary Martin, Zebron Prewitt and Maynard Prewitt.
Flowerbearers will be nieces and friends of the family.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from noon until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The body may be viewed at the church for one hour before the service.
Community Funeral Home will direct the service.